Thursday, May 13, 2021

Everyone's Table: Global Recipes for Modern Health by Gregory Gourdet: Review

 I jumped on the opportunity to get an advanced copy of this beautiful cookbook and it didn't disappoint. I am not known as being the most adventurous cook in my family, but I love to think that I COULD be. Being the one that does the lion's share of the cooking for my means that over the years I have collected my go to recipes that even I will admit I am tired of making and eating on a regular basis. Although mostly yummy there's not much new and exciting coming out of my kitchen and that's just a shame. 

 The recipes in Everyone's Table are far from ordinary or bland with ingredients like scratch made aromatic chile paste, which Gourdet provides a recipe for,  scotch bonnets (I admit I'm a wuss so that will be scaled waaaaay back or I'll use the optional substitute for me), aromatic lemon grass, and delicious coconut sugar. Gourdet even found a way to make meatloaf sound appealing with his version of Mom's Haitian Meatloaf (p. 238). I will definitely be giving it a try when the weather turns cold and stick to your ribs meals are what I'm craving. We eat a lot of chicken in my household so the first recipe that I will be trying from this cookbook is the Glazed Chicken Thighs with Garlic, Ginger and Scallions (page 228). It promises a kiss of heat with the inclusion of Fresno chiles that I am sure will be delicious. 

If you're looking for a new cookbook that pulls from a variety of food cultures with recipes that aren't overly complicated I would recommend checking out this beautiful new cookbook from Top Chef star Gregory Gourdet.

(Mom's Haitian Meatloaf p. 238)

(Glazed Chicken Thighs with Garlic, Ginger and Scallions p. 228)

Happy cooking y'all!


***I received a review copy thanks to BiblioLifestyle Book Tours and Harper Wave Books***

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 Synopsis via Goodreads

 The beloved Top Chef star revolutionizes healthy eating in this groundbreaking cookbook—the ultimate guide to cooking globally inspired dishes free of gluten, dairy, soy, legumes, and grains that are so delicious you won’t notice the difference.

When award-winning, trendsetting chef Gregory Gourdet got sober, he took stock of his life and his pantry, concentrating his energy on getting himself healthy by cooking food that was both full of nutrients and full of flavor. Now, he shares these extraordinary dishes with everyone.

Everyone’s Table features 200 mouth-watering, decadently flavorful recipes carefully designed to focus on superfoods—ingredients with the highest nutrient-density, the best fats, and the most minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants—that will delight and inspire home cooks. Gourdet’s dishes are inspired by his deep affection for global ingredients and techniques--from his Haitian upbringing to his French culinary education, from his deep affection for the cuisines of Asia as well as those of North and West Africa. His unique culinary odyssey informs this one-of-a-kind cookbook, which features dynamic vegetable-forward dishes and savory meaty stews, umami-packed sauces and easy ferments, and endless clever ways to make both year-round and seasonal ingredients shine.

Destined to be an everyday kitchen essential, featuring 180 sumptuous color photographs, Everyone’s Table will change forever the way we think about, approach, and enjoy healthy eating.

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